Parenting after divorce is so easy, said no parent ever after divorce. While parenting is never easy, there are some very good applications that can help make parenting after a divorce, well, easier.

3 apps that really work

While everyone is bound to have their own favorites, these three applications have received great reviews, are accessible and easy to use. We find that these apps help parents communicate what’s happening, what was made in school and what was made for meals and snacks. These apps also help you organize and keep a record of important things.

  1. OurFamilyWizard
    Created by a divorced couple, this app keeps the communication between you flowing and civil. It’s civil because of a built-in tone meter, called, curiously enough, a ToneMeter. This functions as both a proofreader and as a check for aggressive language. Both parents have their own account. It’s also possible to add a third party such as a grandparent, or mediator or therapist. The app helps couples keep accurate records for their own use or legal purposes. It costs about $99 a year.
  2. Artkive                                                                                                                                              Marketed as “The clutter-free way to save and enjoy your child’s artwork” this apps lets you both have a copy of the copious masterpieces your children create. The app even lets you create books of artwork to peruse and enjoy later!
  3. Out of Milk
    Your grocery list and meal planning in one, all on your phone. There are even coupons. This help communicate what the kids are eating, what they like and maybe even what not to buy. It’s a real time saver.

Experts agree that communication is key

In most situations if you have kids with your ex, and certainly if you share custody or decision-making,  then you will need to maintain an open channel of communication. Apps can help you do that without having to constantly talk to or write to your ex. This can help remove the added layer of stress that having to make a phone call or send a text or email  can create. Apps let you do it in a click.